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14 12, 2018

Activate Your Manifesting Mojo

December 14th, 2018|2018 Best Year Yet Series, Business Planning, Business Vision|0 Comments

Business Planning JournalThis morning, on the final day of the 2018 Best Year Yet blog series, I am sitting in the glow of the Christmas tree, thinking about you and your vision for 2019.

My journal in hand, pen poised to write… I too am thinking about the […]

13 12, 2018

Harness The Power of the 90-Day Plan

December 13th, 2018|2018 Best Year Yet Series, Business Planning, Business Vision|0 Comments

Business PlanWoo Hoo! If you are following along with the Best Year Yet series, you now have your Master List of Goals & Projects, you’ve scheduled in your personal priorities and commitments and you are feeling excited about your vision for the coming year. Can I […]

12 12, 2018

How to Stay out of Overwhelm when Creating Your Annual Business Plan

December 12th, 2018|2018 Best Year Yet Series, Business Planning, Conscious Business, Inspiration, Vision|0 Comments

Business PlanningI promised my community that I would give a behind the scenes look as I usher you through my Annual Planning Process, so here goes…

Yesterday I hit a wall. An emotional wall, that is.

It was prompted by our weekly team gathering, during which I would share […]

11 12, 2018

Make Room For What Matters Most

December 11th, 2018|2018 Best Year Yet Series, Business Planning|0 Comments

Business PlanningWhether you’ve taken every step with me along the Best Year Yet Blog series, or dropped in here and there, my wish for you is that you’re bringing this year to a conscious close and feel excited and equipped to make this coming year your best […]

10 12, 2018

Conscious Business Planning

December 10th, 2018|2018 Best Year Yet Series, Business Planning|0 Comments

Business PlanningAs we continue with Day 6 of our Best Year Yet Blog series, I’m hoping you are experiencing an opening of your heart and mind to what’s possible for you and your business, in the coming year.

This Freedom Planning process is something I’ve used for 30 […]

7 12, 2018

Vision Crafting With Your Manifesting Warrior

December 7th, 2018|2018 Best Year Yet Series, Business Planning, Business Vision|3 Comments

17 questions my friend, Vision Craftingthat’s what I am offering you today.

17 questions designed to unearth your desires and shed a light on what you want 2019 to hold for you.

In keeping with my promise to openly share my own Best Year Yet journey, it may be […]

6 12, 2018

Creating Intentions and Defining Your Non-Negotiables

December 6th, 2018|2018 Best Year Yet Series, Business Planning, Business Vision|3 Comments

Setting IntentionsHave you ever set an intention to have something happen and then, BAMM, it shows up immediately?

The moment you proclaim what you want, freaky stuff starts to happen in the form of a Universal “thumbs up” telling you that you are moving in the right direction.

So, today […]

5 12, 2018

My Year of “Less”

December 5th, 2018|2018 Best Year Yet Series, Business Planning, Business Vision|3 Comments

Business PlanningYesterday I shared Step 1 in my planning process… so my question to you is… did you complete the Rearview Mirror Exercise that I pointed you to yesterday?

If yes, here’s a virtual high five.

If not, now’s your chance. Hit the pause button, take a breath and […]

4 12, 2018

Let Your Past Inform Your Future with the Rearview Mirror Exercise

December 4th, 2018|2018 Best Year Yet Series, Business Planning|2 Comments

Business PlanningThe interesting thing about planning for a new year is, if you are not careful, it can become a drug we take this time every year to numb the pain and discomfort of goals unmet.

By ignoring the past and turning our gaze […]

3 12, 2018

My Planning Paradigm

December 3rd, 2018|2018 Best Year Yet Series, Business Planning, Business Vision|46 Comments

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It was 1989, and we were two years into our first business venture. The scene was a small apartment in Monterey, California, where my husband Mario and I lived at the time. After graduate school, I had said “no” to the corporate track and “yes” to our dream of having our own business. With the $5000 we had set aside for my engagement ring, we took the plunge and started our first business together.

To keep us afloat, Mario kept his job as a waiter, working days with me on our dream and shuffling Mexican food at night. While I had spent 2 years getting my MBA, I quickly realized that no schooling could truly prepare us for the life of an entrepreneur. Now, two years in, we were feeling frustrated and concerned. Despite our efforts, the hours were long, cash was incredibly tight, profit margins were minuscule and the stress of the business was wearing on our marriage. […]